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Metro identifies two suspects in shooting, police chase

Reported by: Venise Toussaint
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Updated: 8/04 6:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The two men arrested Sunday in connection with incidents related to an officer-involved shooting have been identified by Metro.

DeAnthony Brown, 24, of Las Vegas has been arrested in absentia after being shot by a Metro officer. Also arrested was 23-year-old Kevin Lay Jr. of Las Vegas.

Both face a long list of charges in a string of events that began in the 4800 block of Cleopatra Avenue in the northeast part of the valley.

On Sunday at 9:55 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 4800 block of Cleopatra Avenue to investigate a report of a man who had been shot. While officers were on the way to the location, a patrol sergeant was flagged down by a citizen who advised the suspect vehicle was a red Ford Mustang.

Patrol officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop. The Mustang did not stop and the officers initiated a pursuit. At the intersection of Timberlake Drive and Trout Lake Avenue, the suspect vehicle attempted to negotiate a turn, almost hitting a block wall. A marked police vehicle conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) and the suspect vehicle spun and came to a stop.

The driver and the passenger got out of the suspect vehicle and fled on foot in different directions. The passenger ran into a residence in the 3800 block of Clear Lake Court and refused to come out. Family members in the house exited without injury, and a short time later the suspect exited and was taken into custody.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, while being chased by officers, produced a firearm from his waistband, and turned towards the officers. The patrol sergeant fired several rounds, striking the suspect and the suspect dropped to the ground. The sergeant and officer took the suspect into custody and rendered medical aid until medical personnel arrived. The suspect was then transported to the UMC Trauma Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was later identified as Brown. He was transported to the UMC Trauma Center and treated for his injuries.

He has been booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center on the following charges: Attempted murder (2 counts), battery with deadly weapon (2 counts), conspiracy to commit murder (2 Counts), possession of gun by prohibited person, Driver disobey peace officer/endanger other persons or property and assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon.

The passenger was Lay. He was was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and is facing charges of: attempt murder (2 counts), battery with deadly weapon (2 counts), conspiracy to commit murder (2 counts), burglary and driver disobey peace officer/endanger other persons or property.

The victim of the shooting at the apartment complex was transported to the UMC Trauma and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The event was Metro's 13th officer involved shooting this year. The LVMPD Force Investigation Team is investigating the officer’s use of force in this case. Its findings will be forwarded to the Clark County district attorney for review.

An examination of this event is being conducted by the LVMPD Critical Incident Review Team. The review will focus on policy, tactics and training as it relates to this use of force.

Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the sergeant involved in this incident will be released after 48 hours.

Anyone with any information about this officer involved shooting is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. Anyone with information about the shooting that
occurred in the 4800 block of Cleopatra Avenue is urged to contact the LVMPD Gang Crimes Bureau at 702-828-3309. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-
5555, or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.


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